Anyways, today was a little rough because Kieran got two shots this morning, which set the tone for the rest of the day. I can always depend on him to be just slightly cranky, have a hard time sleeping, and want to nurse CONSTANTLY on the day of the shots. Then the next day he's usually back to normal. So I knew what to expect, but it was still exhausting to sit on the couch all day. You really wouldn't think it would be tiring sitting on your butt, but it is! I get so sore, so I had to switch to side-lying nursing and of course, Kieran and I both I fell asleep! Well, I had to get right back up to get Maia from daycare (she goes 1x/week) so the nap was just pointless, it just made me crabby because it took forever to wake up from a 30 minute nap. Then we got Maia home from daycare and she was sort of crabby - so when Josh got home I went out for a quick walk to the bakery around the corner for a little pick-me-up. Just five minutes of me time and I felt so refreshed! The gorgeous weather outside certainly helped. I don't really know why I decided to take the kids to Target knowing both of their moods, but it ended up going alright, I was just pooped.
Speaking of Kieran getting shots - I got him weighed and he's 17 lbs! Geez, the kid just doesn't stop growing! Maia, who was full-term, was 18 lbs at 4 months. Kieran is 3.5 months adjusted, so that's very impressive - he might even pass her up by 4 months adjusted! I also spoke with his pediatrician and she shared with me the results of Kieran's ultrasound and labs done on the 1st. Kieran had an enlarged kidney in utero (hydronephrosis) and as a result of that and/or his prematurity, he had elevated levels of protein in his urine. His last ultrasound in May showed the kidneys were still slightly enlarged, and the protein levels improving. The ultrasound on the 1st showed that his kidneys are both still slightly enlarged, but they are growing (so no growth restriction) and he has 100% normal levels of protein in his urine - yay! We will have another follow-up in 6 more months.
Look at how big he is next to Maia! For reference, she's 27 lbs & 36 inches. He's 17 lb s & about 26 inches.
I'm going to give myself a pat on the back now - I managed to print out my homework assignments while posting this blog - progress! It's hard to get back into school in general, but when you go every other weekend + have an online class, you have to be super diligent about getting your work done on your own time.
Alright, I'll end with a cute picture I stole from my mother-in-law -it's my two handsome boys!